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Software Life Cycle Management Standards by David Wright

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CHAPTER 2: CURRENT APPROACHES IN BOTH PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY

The people

I am reluctant to dwell in detail on the topic of software management, especially the asset management aspect, for risk of sounding more like a critic and detractor than a promoter of technology. The truth is, the art of software management thus far has very much been exactly that; ‘art’.

As with all art, the success of many of the tools has very much relied upon the artists handling them and there are some very fine practitioners in the field today. Again, at the risk of alienating people for whom I have a great deal of respect, I am not going to mention names specifically.

Other than my SE friend, Steve, that is, whom I mentioned earlier. Yes, some of the finest practitioners ...

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